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Summer Programs

Mixed Media Class, FAA Summer Intensive 2016, Photo by Kristi Martin-Hoss

Join other talented high school students to explore creativity, build valuable skills, and become immersed in the arts at our summer programs. 

Immerse yourself in a one-week, college-level program and become part of a creative community of talented and serious artists from diverse backgrounds. The FAA Summer Intensive provides a perfect platform for high school students to learn about careers in the arts, create strong portfolio pieces, and get a true taste of college life. The broad curriculum allows students to choose a major and a minor for the week. Whether you want to hone an existing talent or sample new options, the FAA Summer Intensive has something for you. Information about the 2018 program will be available this fall.

Discover Architecture introduces high school students to how architecture shapes a sustainably built environment through hands-on studio exercises in drawing, graphics, and modeling. During the two-week program, students explore the architectural design process and learn how architects, as creative professionals, must be environmentally responsible designers. Students who participate in Discover Architecture experience a university atmosphere complete with campus living, faculty lectures, and studio work. Read more about this program.

For more than 60 years, Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) has helped young musicians improve their artistry, strengthen their self-confidence, and embark on professional careers. Junior and senior high school students perform with large band, orchestra, chorus, and jazz ensembles or attend intensive, specialized instrumental programs. Students return home with newly developed skills, a lifelong sense of discipline, and in-depth training. Learn more about ISYM.

In this one-week residential program, rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will engage in and explore the interconnectedness of science, technology, engineering, design arts, and math. Students will use their critical thinking skills, curiosity, and creativity to solve environmental design challenges in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning. Get ready to join us in 2018.

Do you want to learn more about everything the College of Fine and Applied Arts has to offer you?

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